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SAG AWARDS NOMINATIONS The honors keep on coming for Russell Crowe and Sissy Spacek. The two are among the nominees for the eighth annual SAG Awards, announced Tuesday in Los Angeles by the Screen Actors Guild.
By United Press International

Crowe, Spacek lead SAG nominees

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Russell Crowe and Sissy Spacek added to their awards season riches Tuesday when the Screen Actors Guild announced the nominations for its eighth annual SAG Awards.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Screen Actors Guild Awards nominees

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Here is a list of the nominees for the 8th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, announced Tuesday:

59th Annual Golden Globe Award nominees

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Here is a list of the nominees for the 59th Annual Golden Globe Awards:

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THEY GIVE GOLDEN GLOBES FOR TV SHOWS TOO
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

59th Annual Golden Globe Award nominations

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Here is a list of the nominees for the 59th Annual Golden Globe Awards, which were announced Thursday in Beverly Hills:

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AFI NOMINATIONS
By United Press International

Nominees for 1st Annual AFI Awards

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Here is a list of the nominees for the first annual AFI Awards, which were announced Thursday in Los Angeles by the American Film Institute:

'Black Hawk Down,' 'Bedroom' lead AFI noms

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- A war movie and a family drama led the rest of the field with five nominations each Monday when the American Film Institute announced the nominees for its first

Jockstrip: The World As We Know It

POLLS, WE GOT POLLS
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

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DE NIRO FESTIVAL TO HELP NEW YORK RECOVER
By United Press International

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NBC, HBO SHARE EMMY BRAGGING RIGHTS
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

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EMMY AWARDS
By United Press International

'West Wing' wins 8 Emmys

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- NBC's White House drama, "The West Wing," was re-elected as outstanding TV drama series by voting members of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Sunday, b
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

'West Wing' wins 8 Emmys

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- NBC's White House drama, "The West Wing," was re-elected as outstanding TV drama series by voting members of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Sunday, b
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter
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Edie Falco
Edie Falco attends the CBS, CW, CBS Television Studios and Showtime Television Critics Association party in San Marino, California on August 3, 2009. UPI/ Phil McCarten
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Edith "Edie" Falco ( /ˈiːdi ˈfælkoʊ/; born July 5, 1963) is an American television, film and stage actress, known for her role in Oz as Diane Wittlesey and her roles as both Carmela Soprano on the HBO series The Sopranos and the titular character on the Showtime series Nurse Jackie. She is the first actress to win an Emmy for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy as well as Outstanding Actress in a Drama.

Falco was born in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of Judith Anderson, an actress, and Frank Falco, a jazz drummer. Her father is Italian American and her mother Swedish American. Falco's siblings are Joseph, Paul and Ruth. Her uncle is novelist, playwright and poet Edward Falco, an English professor at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg. She was raised in Northport and West Islip, on Long Island. Falco graduated from Northport High School in 1981, after playing Eliza Doolittle in a production of My Fair Lady. She attended the Acting Program at SUNY Purchase with fellow actors Stanley Tucci and Ving Rhames; she remains friends with both.

Early in her career, Falco made guest appearances on television shows like Law & Order and Homicide: Life on the Street. Tom Fontana, executive director of Homicide, cast Falco as Eva Thormann, the wife of an injured police officer, after watching Falco's performance in Laws of Gravity, a 1992 film directed by Nick Gomez. Fontana said of her, "She's an actress who's unadorned by any embroidery. She does everything with such simplicity and honesty, it's breathtaking." A struggling actress at the time, Falco said her salary from these television episodes paid for one month's worth of rent. Fontana cast Falco as a regular character, prison officer Diane Wittlesey, in his HBO series Oz based on her work in the Homicide episodes "Son of a Gun" and "A Shot in the Dark".

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